I had already gotten her a copy of the super awesome Zakka Sewing craft book but if time permitted I was going to try to make up a Mrs Perkins giraffe for her since I really didn't want her stealing mine.
It was a bit of a mad rush - and gee those horns always get me - but I made it!
I wasn't sure if the giraffe was going to be a boy or a girl so I picked fairly neutral colours - beige with a light white pattern for the body and a very pale turquoise for the feet and horns.
Can you see a bit of a colour theme happening with the wrapping paper? I've never felt quite so coordinated ;)
I added a bit of the matching ribbon around the giraffe neck (gifts should be at least partially wrapped don't you think? heehee) and we were ready to go.
After a rather lovely meal at Maze (thanks again Frannie!) the gifts were opened.
Coined with the apt name of Neckie, it was decided that she was a female giraffe. Although it wasn't my intention, Ray pointed out that Neckie was really channelling Tiffany & Co, what with her (almost) duck egg blue ribbon and mane colouring.
What can I say? The girl has high standards ;)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANNIE! x
***EDIT - click here if you want to see how Neckie is settling in to her new home***